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unconstitutional measure, edict, that's being issued by the president of the united states. we need to send a clear message to the federal government that we're not going to continue what we enforce what we believe to be unconstitutional laws. >> different issue, same words. states' rights. back in the 1950s and '60s, local police often stood by and refused to enforce new civil rights laws. now, some conservative sheriffs say they'll refuse to enforce new gun control laws from washington because they may consider them unconstitutional. today's conservatives aren't opposing the right of our children to go to school. but they are standing in the way of our children going to school safely. that's why president obama is proposing these strong, common sense solutions to gun violence. >> that most fundamental set of rights to life and liberty and the pursuit of happiness. fundamental rights that were denied to college stunts dents virginia tech and elementary school students in newtown and kids on street corners in chicago. those rights are at stake. we're responsible. >> we're all responsible for protec
law or regulation created by an executive order, which is contrary to the constitution of the united states of america and what it says shall be deemed as unlawful and shall not be carried out by myself or my office. an officer of the law refusing to carry out the law. interesting. well, joining me now is that arizona sheriff, paul babu. sheriff, thank you first of all for being here tonight. >> it's my pleasure, reverend al. now you'll defie the law if it violates the constitution, but what gives you the authority to decide if it does that? >> well, my oath and that i'm the top law enforcement officer of my county. and where we're talking here, and this is what i put in parenthesis, that letter or law that circumvents the ledge slative process. the last time i checked, we live in a republic with democratic principles and you can't just write and sign an executive order, especially in matters of constitutional consequences and infringe upon the rights -- >> but the president ocht united states is in power to give executive orders. like he did today. that's not unconstitutional. my qu
the cities of the united states. >> that's what i want to address. because newtown absolutely a despicable, unthinkable act. but we've been seeing in cities across the country from chicago to detroit and to your city of philadelphia, which you've been able to bring down some. these kinds of tragedies happening at a smaller, singular level and men like you and women like mayors that are a part of your group have been trying to get the nation's attention on this for some time. and the mayors against illegal guns have called for criminal background checks for gun buyers and assault weapons and high-capacity magazines. >> these are common sense issues. again, it's been said by many, many people. these military assault-type weapons, there's no reason in the world for a civilian to have one of those weapons. they're for law enforcement and the military. the high capacity clips. again, what do you need them for? what possible appropriate use would there be? the national background check system must be upgraded. states, including pennsylvania, need to populate that with the names of those who shou
nuclear bombs. i believe that any weapon that the united states government engages its citizens with should be open for the citizens to be able to buy and protect themselves from? >> including rockets and nuclear bomb? >> the united states doesn't engage its sit zens with rockets and nuclear bombs. >> and if they decide not to engae engage with assault weapons? it would be the same? but let me ask you something else. we're going to run out of time. >> you've got a lot of attention for something you said friday on cnn. when you were asked about holding gun appreciation day the weekend before dr. martin luther king day, let's lnl to what you said. >> i believe that gun appreciation day honors the legacy of dr. king. i think martin luther king would agree with me if we were live today that if african americans had been given the right to keep and bear arms from day one of the country's founding, perhaps slavery might not have been a chapter in our history. >> now, first of all, larry, you do realize martin luther king was killed by a gun. and that he preached all of his life agains
in it that's become foreign territory to the gop. last night, as i watched the united states house of representatives vote on aid for hurricane sandy economic relief, i was reminded what's happened to the gop. and since, it's the fight against aid for people. last night, it was aid for hurricane victims living in the northeast. does anyone think it will stop there? the mood of the guns over people policies increasingly vote against people. why? i cannot figure. to paraphrase an old saying, guns don't vote, people do. i have a feeling there are more americans with strong feelings about those first graders up in connecticut than they do for their wild bunch out there worried about the black helicopter sweeping down on their front lawns. we've seen the horror of crazed killers with semi-automatic weapons armed with big-capacity clips. we still haven't caught site of those darn helicopters. that's "hardball" for now. thanks for being with us. "politics nation" with al sharpton starts right now. >> thanks, chris. and thanks to you for tuning in. tonight's lead? a day of history on gun s
. >> tonight, i can report to the american people and to the world that the united states has conducted an operation that killed osama bin laden, the leader of al-qaida. >> the people of libya are liberated from kadhafi's leadership. our commander in chief has brought the last troops out of iraq for filling a promise we long to hear. >> a, i can say that our troops in iraq will definitely be home for the holidays. >> home from iraq. and given a deadline for a wi withdrawal from afghanistan. he made sure that if you're willing to fight for this country, you should be allowed to serve openly in our military. >> we are not a nation that says don't ask, don't tell. we are a nation that says out of many, we are one. we are a nation that welcomes the service of every patriot. >> we are a nation that believes all men are created equal. and that fight for equality has defined his presidency. he expanded the federal hate crimes law. he became the first president to publically support gay marriage. on women's rights, the first bill he signed into law, was the fair pay act. he's appointed two wome
? >> the full faith and credit of the united states of america is not a bargaining chip. we are not a deadbeat nation. >> they will not collect our ransom in exchange for not crashing the american economy. what i will not do is to have that negotiation with the american people. we're not going do do that. >> they're not going to do that. their once united front buckling. opposition health care? disintegrating. >> we cannot mistake absolutism for principle or substitute spectacle for politics or treat name calling as reasoned debate. [ applause ] we must act. we must act knowing that our work will be imperfect. >> this might not be the end of the gop's spectspectacle, but, at least we see some action. joining me now is joy reid, managing editor of "delgrio.com" and an msnbc contributor. and ryan grim, editor for "the washington post." >>> joy, let me start with you. the gop finally blinked. >> look, they were going to raise the debt ceiling. >> take us hostage? >> no, you know what, they were always going to raise the debt ceiling. they knew it. everyone knew it. the president wasn't even takin
of rhetoric has really united americans across party lines and geographic and regional lines because people are saying, wait a minute. when you look at virginia tech, they had their own police force on campus and look what happened. >> i think there are two fallacies there. one is the assumption that most of the gun violence that we experience is a bad guy with a gun who comes into a certain chance of unarmed people. as important as newtown is, that is not what most gun violence is and most people are dying from guns. the second piece assumes we know who the good guys are. i'm a supporter of teachers, but we took corporal punishment out of schools that we didn't want teachers beating our kids with belts. and now we want them to be armed, yes. well, let me ask you this, e.j. also, the money in this, when gun makers are looking at the fact they made a lot of money and they've given a lot of money to the nra gun industry donations in the last six years, up to an estimated $39 million and has paid off, the huffing ton post has reported the tune of $12 billion. let's not talk about there's not a
. there is not even logic to that. but the fact is i think this kind of rhetoric has really united americans across party lines. and geographical and regional lines. because people say wait a minute, when you look at virginia tech they had their own police force on campus, and look at that. >> well, i think there are two fallacies, most of the gun violence that we experience is the person coming into the area where there is people. as you know, the aurora shooting, that is not what most gun violence is, and most people are dying from guns in circumstances where everybody in the situation in fact is armed. the second piece is, we assume we know who the good guys or the bad guys is. i mean, i'm a supporter of teachers, but we took corporal punishment out of the schools because we made the decision largely in the country, we didn't want the teachers belting the kids. and now we want them to be armed, yes. >> let me ask you, e.j., the gun makers who have given a lot of money to the nra, gun donations in the last six years, are estimated up to $39 million, and has paid off. "the huffington post" estimat
by the united states supreme court. the president was re-elected. and his party controls the united states senate. in short, the affordable care act isn't going anywhere. at least not for the time being. >> she's right. the law is not going anywhere. and expanding medicaid in arizona means 300,000 more people will get health insurance. a far right governor who's helping to expand health care? miracles do happen. but we shouldn't expect a miraculous change in the heart for the rest of the gop. we'll talk about the newest freakout next. asional have constipation, diarrhea, gas, bloating? yes! one phillips' colon health probiotic cap each day helps defend against these digestive issues... with three strains of good bacteria. [ phillips' lady ] live the regular life. phillips'. [ male announcer ] how do you turn an entrepreneur's dream... ♪ into a scooter that talks to the cloud? ♪ or turn 30-million artifacts... ♪ into a high-tech masterpiece? ♪ whatever your business challenge, dell has the technology and services to help you solve it. is the same frequent heartburn treatment as pril
in the united states senate, as well. >> we're going to leave it there. thank you both for your time tonight. >> good night. >> thank you, al, good to be with you. >> good to be with you. coming up, speaker boehner says he needs his job like a hole in the head. that's a funny way to celebrate re-election. just what is the speaker up to. we'll have that story. and the tea party gets even more unpopular. so gop has an answer. tea party favorite ted cruz, the new extremism of the republicans newest star. plus, hillary clinton gets a big surprise on her first day back to work since being hospitalized. here's a hint. it wasn't an apology from the fix losers. you're watching "politics nation" only on the place for politics, msnbc. [ male announcer ] where do you turn for legal matters? maybe you want to incorporate a business. or protect your family with a will or living trust. and you'd like the help of an attorney. at legalzoom a legal plan attorney is available in most states with every personalized document to answer questions. get started at legalzoom.com today. and now you're protected. [ ma
yesterday about women in the military. >> could impair the mission's essential task for those units, joy? >> yeah, women are already flying in helicopters and doing lots of functions in the military. this is why i'm always sort of amused when they talk about the republican party reinventing itself and the gop party talking 2.50. the reality is the republican party is quickly retrieving into a very small party, a very regional party and a party that has very hard core far right reviews, whether it's on women or abortion or gay marriage, just on everything. it is a very right wing, hard right party. so we shouldn't be surprised when somebody, even with the earnest face of a paul ryan or somebody like representative cotton says what they do because this is what the republican party is mostly becoming. >> well, when you look at the landscape, laura, this year alone, they've got their ducks lined up in a row. 19 states have both a republican state legislature with an anti-choice golf nor. and they feel they can do anything they want when you look like the anti-choice proposals already in 2013
get their way, it will be the united congressional districts of america. it's the latest mickey mouse gimmick to win elections without having to win with the most number of votes. rebel all of those cuts and the effort to make it harder for people to vote, all of that targeting to vote in ways that people don't like voting? well, now they're trying something new. they don't like states like pennsylvania that regularly vote democratic. so some kwauk thougquack thaugo to give the rural votes more power. their decided to kill the power of how the real state goes overall. if they can't get people to vote for them, they try to kill the power of those who don't. will they get away with it? not if you stay tuned and keep an eye on these little buggers. they've got their mickey mouse ears on. "politics nation" with al sharpton starts right now. >> thanks, chris. and thanks to you for tuning in. tonight's lead, president obama won. this president has no time to waste and he's using it to push for change on gun control, on immigration, on climate change, on ending the ban on women serving
the momentum of the american women behind us. and guess what, we have, now, 20 women in the united states senate, 16 democrats. we know we support it. we hope our republican colleagues do and there are good men like our president right here in the senate that will. and we're going to make our case that this is -- if we can pass paycheck fairness which will deal with the two major issues, number one, when a woman asks either the guy next to her or her personnel director what her pay is and the guy making it, she can be harassed, she can be punished, she can even be fired. we want to stop that. and second, there's a loophole where they make up that because you're a woman, gender, that they can pay a guy more. but usually, we find those are phony reasons. >> now, senator boxer, this affects, literally, millions of people. this is not a marginal issue at all. when you look at the fact that -- look at families. 12 million families with children rely primarily on women's earnings. 6.3 million families are headed by working single mothers. i was raised by single mothers. so when they only get th
a clear and present danger to the united states of america. that's whiy we're attacking ira. >> we're going to find out massive evidence of weapons of mass destruction and we're going to find the incredible brutalities that this dictator has inflicted upon the iraqi people. >> we're going to find weapons of mass destruction. now, i don't doubt he may have believed it then, but it ended up wrong. so now how do you, on this side of knowing that there were no weapons there, sit up there today and begin badgering a man who happened to be right? >> most americans say i want people to go to washington and put the country first. that's what chuck hagel did. and because he did that, now he's getting attacked by his own. it's like a republican, republican crime right now. and it's wrong. he did. he followed to convictions in his heart and mind to do what's right frd the country. and they're trying to make him pay the price now. and i don't think -- i think the senate is going to do the right thing. and like i said, chuck hagel is going to be an inspiration. first enlisted member ever to be
entire career and certainly as the president of the united states in terms of not wanting to throw out the norms that have governed the way business has always done in the past. but i think we're headed towards a situation in which it will be required where he very seriously considered throwing those norms away. >> i think they're putting it between, what the old folk used to say, between a rock and a hard place in the context of where they are saying we're going to default even if it's in part. we're insisting only negotiating things that absolutely would be held hostage. so what does he do? >> all he needs is for the american people to make it very clear if, in fact, the american people felt this way. so if they felt, after an argument, you know what, we want the president to use the power provided to him under the 14th amendment. and if that became very clear, if there was a sort of clarion call, this is what the american people want. that is where the president would then ultimately have the power in this game. and then they either have to fold, which is what newt gingrich is conce
the bills of the united states of america that have already been incured. so this goes way beyond who's speaker and who runs in the next election. this is about the welfare of our nation. they are on the wrong side right now. >> and i think i'm going to have to leave it there. but i think you're right. this is more than who is the speaker and what is being spoken. that's the problem with this crowd. congresswom congresswoman, and nia, thank you for your time. wo both of you tonight, happy new year. >> happy new year, thank reallies. >> coming up, speaker boehner, you've got a situation. chris christie unload on boehner for bailing on sandy aid and he is not the only republican. as the gop cracks up, president obama is focused on the future. he's talking big about the second term today. plus, governor ultrasound rings in the new year by quietly going after abortion clinic. don't worry, governor mcdonald, we've got you next. [ male announcer ] wouldn't it be cool if we took the already great sentra apart and completely reimagined it with best-in-class combined mpg, not to mention more i
tonight. and they will be their last inaugural balls, as president and vice president of the united states. >> hey, thank you, sir. >> a lot of service members, as you can see, a lot of them people in uniform that defend and stand for the country. they are all in the box that the president is now leaving and have spent the day with him as he viewed and he walked, he's been -- it's been a long day. you know, he started in church this morning, some of us with church at 8:00 this morning. and then the inaugural ceremony, the inaugural address, the parade, and, as i said, the first lady and he walked are part of the parade route and he's still got several hours to go. but i'm sure he savors this day. the last day he will have as in terms of inauguration. we're watching them walking to the white house. these are live shots, the president and vice president. they've now left the viewing stand and are walking into the white house formally at the end of the inaugural parade. it looks like congress woman wilson has a litsle coffee in his hand. get a little caffeine, i don't know. he's talking and l
to kind of tell him the straight story. >> rev, you know how this works. it's the president of the united states. not a lot of people are giving you bad news every day. if you think someone's got the gravitas like joe biden saying listen i don't think this is going so well. here's what we ought to be doing instead. i think you've got to value that. my experience has been the politicians who value the ones who tell the truth to your vase are the ones who are more successful in life. >> now, jamal, there's a lot of talk about 2016 even now. and vice president biden's name is among much of the discussion. and we're seeing him courting groups that could be important. he spoke with the iowa inaugural ball on saturday. he attended the latino inaugural celebration on sunday. he invited the new hampshire governor to his private swearing in. he selected justice sonia sotomayor to administer his oath. and we had to look -- we couldn't help it -- at how he kept breaking from the parade last night and clapping a little harder for the iowa floats. what do you think? >> first of all, that was great to
north korea was an ally of the united states. and so the president has started to do what a lot of us have done and he understands that the voice of the republican party that he defeated was rush limbaugh and fox news and everybody knows it. >> well, margie, when you look at the fact that they've had such vile stuff to say about the president, but his stepping up is strategically going to create a climate for some moderate republicans to step up and try to not be intimidated by the rush limbaughs of the fox news. >> well, i think the president in some interviews, he's really said there are lots of republicans who want to come to the table, they want to work with me, they want to have common sense ideas and have bills passed. they want to reach bipartisan consensus. i think what you see is because of the way districts have been gerrymand gerrymandered, you have a lot of republicans not worried about reaching regular swing voters, but just trying to avoid primary challenges. you have some extremists who are actually more worried about even more extremist folks coming to replace them. an
to the jihadists on the border. >> of course, now it all makes sense. from glen beck's chalk board to the united states senate. beck started pushing these theories back in october claiming that president obama was funneling weapons from libya to jihadists in syria. from there, it jumped to fox news and then the gop senate. that's exactly how they move to the mainstream. senator paul, did you think we'd let you get away with all of that turkey talk? nice try, but we gotchya. every six months without an accident, allstate sends a check. ok. [ voice of dennis ] silence. are you in good hands? ♪ [ male announcer ] this is karen and jeremiah. they don't know it yet, but they're gonna fall in love, get married, have a couple of kids, [ children laughing ] move to the country, and live a long, happy life together where they almost never fight about money. [ dog barks ] because right after they get married, they'll find some retirement people who are paid on salary, not commission. they'll get straightforward guidance and be able to focus on other things, like each other, which isn't rocket science. i
heartburn fast. yeehaw! >>> preserve, protect and defend the constitution of the united states. >> so help you god? >> so help me, god. >> congratulations, mr. president. [ cheers and applause ] >> president obama taking the oath of office four years ago. in just a few weeks, he'll do it again. of course, the fact that the president won reelection and will be innaug rataugurated aga driving some folks on the right crazy. first, they wanted republican states to boycott the electoral college. that didn't work out so well. so, now, they're trying something else. let me see if i can say this with a straight face. the birther web site, worldnetdaily, published an open letter to chief justice john roberts saying he should refuse to administer the oath of office. he says that barack obama is not a natural-born citizen as prescribed in our constitution. >>> these people are unbelievable. they never quit. meantime, radio host glen beck has a different approach. he's refusing to let anyone on his show even say the president's name. >> anybody who brings him up, unless it's me, is fired. i can't take
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